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Explore and develop your music making as a beginner or improver in our diverse range of practical music making courses- from learning the ukulele, to samba or African drumming and folk music.

African Drumming View details

Rhythm is everywhere. Many of us would like to play music with others and drumming is a great way to start or develop your musical journey. African rhythm provides a structure and cultural background to help us explore rhythm from a variety of cultures using drums and also other percussion instruments. We will learn some traditional African rhythms but there will be opportunities to create our own rhythms and learn some songs and chants (all in the comfort of your own home). During the session, all students will be muted but you will hear me and I will play my djembe as well a variety of percussion tracks and loops. There will be audio tracks on Canvas for you to use outside of the session too.

CLOTHCAT an introduction to electronic music production and ableton View details

Would you like to learn how to make original music on professional music production software? On this Electronic Music Production Course, participants will learn how to produce music using Ableton Live professional software and they will have access to a huge selection of sounds, samples and software to produce high quality pieces of music. You will learn how to import audio files and loops, programme MIDI instruments and drums, use Audio and MIDI FX, understand basic music theory and create an original piece of music. You can share your ideas and productions with others attending the course with the opportunity to collaborate to make music with others. No prior music education is required although a passion for music definitely helps. If you like rock, dance, classical, jazz or other styles of music then this course is for you.

CLOTHCAT an introduction to electronic music production and ableton taster View details

Would you like to learn how to make original music on professional music production software? On this Electronic Music Production Course, participants will learn how to produce music using Ableton Live professional software and they will have access to a huge selection of sounds, samples and software to produce high quality pieces of music. You will learn how to import audio files and loops, programme MIDI instruments and drums, use Audio and MIDI FX, understand basic music theory and create an original piece of music. You can share your ideas and productions with others attending the course with the opportunity to collaborate to make music with others. No prior music education is required although a passion for music definitely helps. If you like rock, dance, classical, jazz or other styles of music then this course is for you.

Folk Session: Beginners View details

This course is aimed at beginners with a basic understanding of their instruments. It offers the opportunity to become more confident with your chosen instrument by learning and playing a range of popular traditional folk tunes both individually and as a part of an online ensemble. You will gain more understanding of basic musical language, performance skills and how to learn and practice tunes. When playing online all students will be muted but you will hear the tutor playing live and be able to play along. Students will need to supply their own instrument with the focus on guitar, violin, ukulele and melodeon. Other instrument players welcome also.

Folk Session: Improvers View details

This course will take the basics covered in the Folk session beginners course and develop them further, looking at structure, musicality, interpretation and simple arranging techniques. We will also be exploring new material that is a little more challenging and consolidate basics of playing helping you to grow in confidence as a performer. We will be learning and playing a range of popular traditional folk tunes both individually and as a part of an online ensemble. When playing online you will be muted but you will hear the tutor playing live and be able to play along. Students will need to supply their own instrument with the focus on guitar, violin, ukulele and melodeon. Other instrument players welcome also.

Getting Started with Home Recording: Recording Music & Voice View details

Are you interested in finding out about home recording? Would you like to be able to set up a room or a space for recording voice or instruments? 'Getting Started with Home Recording' is an introduction to the requirements you will need to take into consideration to get as near an optimal setup as possible, depending on your surroundings. Starting from a non-technical perspective, we will look at examples of setups on different budgets and in different spaces around the house, offering insights into best practice and the type of equipment that you might need to achieve an efficient and creative working space.

Introduction to Computer Music Recording View details

Run by a professional sound engineer and producer with more than twenty years of experience in the music industry, this course will introduce and explain the fundamental concepts of using computer-based digital audio workstations (DAWs, or recording software) and the associated hardware to record audio and begin to create music. These sessions will explore how to make the most of your home set-up, including tips on how to improve your acoustic and creative environment, setting recording levels, importing and exporting audio and using key processing tools within your software. Digital audio principles including sample rate, bit depth and project storage will also be introduced, and the possibilities of remote collaboration, which is becoming so important in the current climate, will also be discussed.

Introduction to West African Drumming View details

Djembe drums from West Africa are very versatile instruments. I will teach an arrangement with rhythm parts, calls and breaks which will help you learn the basic sounds of the drum, develop your musical timing and skills and give you solid foundation for joining courses in the future.

Make Your Own Music - Chichester Reaching Out View details

This course is for anyone and everyone who enjoys music. We will be making music together using percussion instruments, our voices and anything to hand. We will focus on listening to each other, the coordination involved with playing different instruments and improving memory as we learn or remember popular tunes and lyrics of songs the group enjoys. This course aims to bring people together in an inclusive, enjoyable experience of making music, encouraging positive engagement and building confidence, contributing to wellbeing.

Make Your Own Music - Chichester Reaching Out View details

On this course you will be encouraged to use your own creativity to develop simple compositions of your own. The main elements of composition revolve around rhythm and melody and how these can be structured and developed to create a satisfying result. Whether you are inspired by instrumental pieces or songs, you will be encouraged to use simple ideas and find out how to make them 'grow'. Allow your creative side to fly with a little help from an experienced tutor! This course is suited to both beginners and those with some musical experience. No particular equipment is needed apart from a device on which you can access audio and video options and make simple recordings.